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Bayern transfer roundup: Ulreich in high demand, Rennes wants Javi, Singh joins Nürnberg on loan

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Most of the focus is on Champions League preparations for Bayern, but there’s also a lot of movement in the transfer window

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Bayern Munich is fully focused on Saturday’s round of 16 second leg clash against Chelsea in the Champions League, but it’s also been a relatively busy week for them in the transfer market. Having already completed the signings of Leroy Sane, Tangay Nianzou, and Alexander Nubel, Bayern also has some outgoing business to complete.

Per a report from Bild, youngster Sarpreet Singh has completed a loan move to FC Nürnberg that will keep him at the 2. Bundesliga club for one year. Singh had already made it clear that he wanted this move to happen so that he could get some valuable experience, but it was finalized today. This is the reason why he had not been included in the finalized Champions League roster for Bayern. He had even completed the training session at Sabener Strasse this morning before making the loan move official. He joins fellow youngster Christian Fruchtl on loan at Nürnberg. Sporting director Dieter Hecking played a big role in getting the pair of Bayern players to join Nürnberg on loan.

Per a new report from kicker, a handful of clubs are interested in trying to sign Sven Ulreich. With the goalkeeping situation at Bayern having both Manuel Neuer and Nubel now in the ranks, a move away from Munich makes sense for Ulreich and the club’s front office has said they absolutely would not stand in the way of him leaving. The report suggests FC Schalke are a top candidate for acquiring his signature, but it also states that there’s increased interest from clubs in both England and Spain, though specific clubs were not mentioned.

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For Javi Martinez, his contract with Bayern runs through 2021, but he’s found consistent minutes hard to come by this season. Bayern’s packed midfield and back line has made it increasingly more difficult to find a spot in the squad. He’s said before that he’d be happy to stay and see out the rest of his contract in Munich, but he’d also accept a decent offer to leave if it meant more regular playing time. A report from kicker suggests that there’s concrete interest from Ligue 1 side Stade Rennais F.C, who clinched qualification for next season’s Champions League by finishing 3rd in the French table when the season was ended prematurely due to the coronavirus. The prospect of regular minutes and Champions League football could prove to be too enticing for Javi and Bayern to turn down, especially if the price is right.